I'm not sure of the frequency of flare-ups only that they come in waves. I will begin keeping a journal. Sometimes just pitting your feeling (physical & emotional) down on paper helps.
My Dad told me many years ago "don't look for something that's not there. If you do..... you set yourself up for disappointment". We have no control over others...our control with over selves and how we allows the actions of others effect us. Your husband does support you. How great is that? The RA Community is there for you. You are not alone.View Thread
they come in no predictable time frame...they just come in unpredictable waves. I will begin keeping a journal. Some times it helps to write things down. That will also allow me to see a pattern of flare ups. Many years ago my Dad told me "don't look for something that isn't there because if you do you are setting yourself up for disappointment". I fear you are doing this to yourself in looking to your in-laws for support. By now it seems obvious thqt;s something they don't have to give. We have no control over other people ....our control is in how we let it effect us. You say your husband is there for you. How great that is. Someone who doesn't know the pain of RA just can't understand. I'm assuming your husband does not have RA but sees it's effect on you daily. You have the support of your husband and so many who suffer with you. The RA Community is with you. You are not alone.View Thread
your story is my story and many other who suffer from RA. I've said in other discussion RA has no set rules...MY advise to you is ride out the hard times and enjoy the better times. You are not alone.View Thread
Next week I will start Cimzia shoots. Will continue with Methotrexate. I know a total hip replacement is need, Having had one done already I know what it feels like to need the replacement. But this time there is more than the pain of needing a replacement. The pain covers the whole side (hip, thy, knee, calf, shins, ankle, foot & all toes. All this is leading up to my question........I think I should wait for the new med to calm the pain because it might be from the RA?....OA? Any suggestions or advice?View Thread
I'm starting to believe there are no "pat" symptoms' for RA. RA has it's own rules and can change mid-stream with no apparent reason. I think of RA as a monster who lives in my body. HE thinks my body is HIS playground. Being HIS playground.....it's HIS rules! No exceptions! When HE sleeps It's just a gentle rumble of pain all over or any one place. When HE'S awake . .. rested ... look out HE plays hard and ruff!View Thread